Guide to Cross-Country Skiing in Edmonton

Jan 18, 2021

Cross-country skiing enthusiasts don’t have to go far to find the perfect place to strap on their skis and venture into a peaceful, snowy wilderness. Edmonton’s expansive river valley and park systems run right through the heart of the city and feature over 160km of fresh trails waiting to be explored. Read on for information on tours, the best parks & trails and more.

No matter how you explore, be sure to continue practicing safe physical distancing, frequent handwashing and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe.

You Have to Ski it to Believe it

Parks & Trails to Discover

Look no further for some of the best parks & trails in and around Edmonton. Whether you're planning to stay within city limits, or venture a bit further, an afternoon of adventure is closer than you think!

Trails in Edmonton:

Argyll / Mill Creek - 69 Avenue & 88 St
Capilano Park - 10810 54 Street
Gold Bar Park - 109 Avenue & 50 Street
Goldstick Park - 50 Street & 109 Avenue
Hermitage Park - 2115 Hermitage Road
Kinsmen Park - 91 Avenue & 108 Street
Riverside Golf Course - Rowland Road & 84 Street
Rundle Park - 2909 113 Avenue
Victoria Golf Course & Park- 116 Street & River Valley Road
William Hawrelak Park - 9330 Groat Road

For information on trail conditions, click here.

Trails near Edmonton:

Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - 52365 Range Rd 210, Sherwood Park, Alberta (60 km east of Edmonton)
Elk Island National Park - 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (48 km east of Edmonton)
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
- 52535 Range Rd 212, Ardrossan, Alberta (16 km east of Edmonton)

Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival